Blurred Lines may be the biggest music copyright case of 2015

Suzor, Nicolas & Pappalardo, Kylie (2015) Blurred Lines may be the biggest music copyright case of 2015. The Conversation.

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Abstract

The year is still young, but this week a judgement was handed down in what may well be the biggest music case of 2015.

Marvin Gaye’s children have won a copyright law suit against Robin Thicke (no stranger to controversy) and Pharrell Williams for the song Blurred Lines. The 2013 hit was found to have infringed Gaye’s musical copyright in Got To Give It Up. A jury in the US awarded damages of nearly US$7.4 million – nearly half of the song’s US$16.6 million takings to date.

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ID Code: 86096
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Copyright, Copyright infringement, Music, Musical copyright, Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Marvin Gaye, Got To Give It Up
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Digital Media Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Nicolas Suzor and Kylie Pappalardo
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2015 00:45
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2015 00:45

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